Thuc Nguyen

Thuc Doan Nguyen is a former child boat person refugee who was sponsored to the small town of Kinston, North Carolina. She grew up there, in Raleigh, NC and in rural Southern Maryland. She’s lived in Europe and has an Irish passport, as well as an American one. Thuc is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She's a writer and essayist for publications like Vogue, Esquire, The Daily Beast, VICE, Refinery29, Southern Living, PBS and now JoySauce, among others. She loves dogs and college basketball. You can find out more about her work at


‘Full Set’ Art Show Explores Nail Salon Life in Vietnamese America

The exhibit in New Orleans showcases the work of up-and-comers Christian Dinh and Kimberly Ha

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’Heaven and Earth’ Turns 30

Though it’s long been under-appreciated, Oliver Stone’s version of Le Ly Hayslip’s story is finally being celebrated for its portrayal of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian perspective

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This Vietnamese Restaurant in New Orleans Makes Fusion Look Good

Cafe Minh’s success proves Vietnamese food is Southern food, y’all—here’s what to order

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Protesters Gather for First Asian American-led March

A small but mighty crowd came together in Washington, D.C., today, to speak out against hate crimes and yesterday’s Supreme Court verdict